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Setting a Roman Inspired Table

Oct 22, 2015 2:17:24 PM

Recently our Vetro Gold dinnerware and glassware were chosen to grace the tables of a private event in NYC.  This event was hosted by celebrities in the beautiful James B Duke house off 5th Ave.  The theme was Roman inspired with lavish foods, harpists and floral crowns. 

Image, Neil Rasmus & Justen Leandro/

Image, Neil Rasmus & Justen Leandro/





Read all about the event HERE.

Not all of us are so lucky to attend an event as fabulous as this but we can use it to inspire our own Roman themed dinner party!

1. Napkins Image-google / 2.Vetro Gold Dinnerware / 3. Floral Crowns / 4. Centerpiece image courtesy Neil Rasmus & Justen Leandro/ / 5. Table Runner image-Pinterest / Inspiration

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We've Been Nominated!

Oct 22, 2015 10:32:01 AM

We are thrilled to be nominated for a ARTS Award under the tabletop category!  

The Arts Award Program is in its 27th year of recoginizing and promoting industry leaders and professionals in the home furnishings market.

We have been nominated in the past, there is always strong competition in our category, because there are so many wonderful and talented companies.  So of course it is just an honor to be nominated!

Winners will be announced January 22, 2016 during the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market.  They have a beautiful black tie gala which is a fun way to connect and meet people in the industry.  

Stay tuned and wish us luck!


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Spring Preview @ The Ace Hotel-NYC

Oct 19, 2015 9:36:37 AM

New York Tabletop week was last week, October 13-16.  We decided to reserve a suite at the hip Ace Hotel. Store owners visited us to see our beautiful new products for Spring 2016, have a glass of wine, etc.  It was a nice change of pace, plus the weather was perfect!

Guests entered the hotel through the bustling lobby and up to the forth floor suite.

Staff was invited the evening of the 13th, for drinks, food and previewing the collection.


President Chris Collins showing Tania Nieves our new Marina Collection.

Marina Collection, offered in blue and white, linens by Purity Bath.

Leave it to The Ace to have a fun pop art mural in the suite, we were thinking pizza on the boardwalk!

New Villaggio Dinnerware, Cavallo Glassware and new pewter pieces.

New Giuletta Dinnerware with Volterra Nero and New Elena Flatware

These were a few of the 120 new items we have planned for Spring 2016!  Other additions include new Burano, Finezza, Bella Bianca, Tuscan, Merletto White, Lucia, Peltro, Tavola and a new collection Venezia!

Guests were welcomed with a sign featuring our new Volterra Nero.

Guests were served Italian wines, cheeses and pastries from nearby Eataly.

Wines were served in glasses from our Anna Collection and they were then wrapped and packed in gift bags and sent home as gifts.

We were thrilled with the turnout and so were some others!




You too can experience the Spring Preview Collection!

Watch the video tour HERE!

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Fall Entertaining-Medici

Sep 29, 2015 4:16:35 PM

The fall season is here!  One thing comes to mind when we think fall entertaining, and that is football!  We love this table set by the folks over at The Gathering of Friends because we think it's the perfect set-up for game day!

Let us break it down for you!

Every game day needs chips, especially tortilla chips and this Medici Bowl with Rope Handles can hold a lot!  Notice they layered in 3 varieties!

A big bowl for the dip!  The great thing about serving tortilla chips is that the types of dips you can serve are endless!  This Medici Serving Bowl serves your favorite dip in style!

Just because its game day doesn't mean the veggies should be left out!  Although we are sold out of our Antipasti Dish a great alternative is layering them on our Rectangular Tray, possibly in our Dipping Bowls!

Grab some fun paper napkins, like these!  They say it all!

Medici Salad Plate/Isabella Flatware

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Arte Travels Italy

Sep 22, 2015 1:28:41 PM

If you have been following us on Instagram you have seen that our Product Development team has been traveling Italy!  Here at Arte Italica we work with many different factories all over Italy.  Each factory specializes in their trade, we use factories that make ceramics, factories that make and paint ceramics, factories that make pewter and factories that make glass.  Each one is unique and all are family owned, many have been in their familes for years and years!  

When they travel Italy it is a whirl wind during the 7 to 10 days while they are there.  Traveling by car, factories by day then a new hotel each night, but hey it's Italy right!  So of course there is great food, wine and conversation!

Here is the route traveled!

They started in and around the beautiful city of Venice.

Here they met with two ceramic factories, then they traveled the Veneto region on the way to Milan.  There they attended an Italian Trade Show, met with current factories showing their beautiful products as well meeting new factories.

From Milan they travel to Brescia.  This part of Italy is where all of the Italian pewter is made.  

Check out these beauties, Spring 2016


Enjoying a relaxing dinner at the Hotel Santellone in Brescia.

From Brescia they traveled south to Tuscany, this is where you find the majority of handmade and hand painted ceramics.

Spring 2016 is all about the coastal influence from Italy which resonates with us Americans, if we don't live near the beach, we want to!

What a view!

Here you can see the many stages of our new Marina.  First an artist creates the mold by hand, once created production can begin, then painting and distressing.  It is amazing all the steps an artist takes to create each handmade piece!

Marina, is beautiful and will be offered in blue and white and will contain stunning serving and home decor pieces!

You will also see more blue and white and some floral in spring!

Get prepared!  Because we will be introducing over 120 new items for Spring 2016! 

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